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A few hours ago I flagged an answer as "not an answer". After a more careful reading, I realized I was mistaken. Unfortunately, the SE software seems not to provide the option to withdraw a flag (in contrast to the possibility of withdrawing a cast vote), therefore my question: is it posible to implement this functionality?

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    $\begingroup$ This is a fairly popular, and fairly frequent, feature request. See (and possibly vote on) this meta.se question and the numerous linked questions. $\endgroup$ – user642796 Sep 10 '15 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ @ArthurFischer: If I want to vote for this feature, where do I do it? Or do I upvote the question? $\endgroup$ – Alex M. Sep 10 '15 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ An older post: Can we cancel flags? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Sep 10 '15 at 12:31
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexM. Yes. Even if it had 1M upvotes there's still no guarantee that SE will ever actually implement it, but at least SE is aware of the popularity. (And, as far as I can see, they haven't status-declined it yet.) $\endgroup$ – user642796 Sep 10 '15 at 12:32
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Yes, it has become possible now, both for questions and for answers: click on "flag" (below the already flagged post) and click on the dark blue button "Retract flag" below the list of flagging reasons.

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    $\begingroup$ Why did you post the same answer four times? You could have posted it just once and then marked the other three as duplicates... $\endgroup$ – Najib Idrissi Nov 22 '16 at 9:08
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    $\begingroup$ @NajibIdrissi: True that, and this is how I thought about it initially. Then I realized that I am always annoyed when I have to jump from link to link in order to reach some content that I am looking for, so I prefered to leave the answers on those pages for the convenience of the impatient readers like me. $\endgroup$ – Alex M. Nov 22 '16 at 9:14

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